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(Italy/Finland) Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fiber-based materials, announced today that it will invest approximately EUR 10 million in new nonwovens capacity at its Turin plant in Italy...
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(Sweden) Holmen intends to reduce the volume of standard newsprint by a total of 150,000 tonnes/year by adjusting the Holmen Paper business area’s production strategy and product mix. This process will include a review of the Hallsta paper mill’s structure with the objective of discontinuing...
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(France) Ahlstrom, a global leader in high performance fiber-based materials, announced today that it has completed the review process of its Chantraine plant in France. The company has informed the plant's works council about the project to close the plant due to unsatisfactory profitability ...
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(India) Punjab-based Abhishek Industries is set to enter high-end paper manufacturing business. It is setting up production facilities to produce 275 tonnes per day of high-end papers that would take its projected top line of Rs 150 crore in the current fiscal for the paper business to Rs 400 crore
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(Belarus) A test launch of the papermaking machine of Shklov Newsprint Mill will be carried out on December 18-20, Belarusian Architecture and Construction Minister Alexander Seleznev said at the company premises as Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Sidorsky visited the company on December 7...
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(Canada) About 80 jobs could be salvaged if a new operator resurrects AbitibiBowater‘s Fort William paper mill, media reports say...
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(Canada) It would produce a corrugated paper product instead of newsprint and employ a much smaller workforce, but a business deal being hammered out in Quebec offers another glimmer of hope for the region's beleagured forest sector...
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(India) The Centre has announced a Rs 600-crore package to revive the Nagaland Pulp and Paper Mill at Tuli in Mokokchung district...
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(USA) AbitibiBowater’s Lufkin paper mill that local economic development officials and workers hoped would resume production after being idled nearly four years ago will instead be closed, the company announced...
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(Canada/USA) The fears of AbitibiBowater employees have come true after the newly merged company announced Thursday it will embark on a sweeping restructuring of its pulp and paper operations affecting 2,600 jobs in Canada and the United States...
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(Canada) Catalyst Paper is extending the closure of its Elk Falls newsprint machine on Vancouver Island until the end of March saying it is having difficulty getting enough fibre to keep the machine running.
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(Argentina/Uruguay) Argentina continues with its campaign to stop Botnia's pulp mill and protests may become more violent, experts say.
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(Vietnam) Sai Gon Paper Joint Stock Co plans to build two new mills for a cost of US$150 million, according to Cao Tien Vi, chairman of the company board.
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(Canada) The president of the union most affected by the shutdown of a paper machine at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper is disappointed the provincial government didn’t do more to convince the mill’s parent company to offer a better retirement package.
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(China) Lee & Man Paper Manufacturing, one of China's largest containerboard manufacturers, plans to invest HK$5.5 billion in new production lines and introduce new products.
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(UK/Germany) German firm Palm Paper has been given planning permission to build a 650m long paper mill south of Lynn - despite lengthy objections from a firm thought to be acting on behalf of another paper mill in the north of England.
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(China) Jiangsu Oji Paper has gained approval to settle down at Nantong, a prefecture-level city in East China's Jiangsu Province. And it is a 90-10 joint venture between Japan paper manufacturer Oji Paper Co., Ltd. and China-based Nantong Economic & Technological Development Zone Corp.
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(Uruguay/Finland/China) UPM's associated company Botnia's pulp mill in Uruguay has started successfully. The first batches of pulp will be shipped for test runs to UPM's mills in China and Finland in the coming weeks. Originally the mill was scheduled to start up in the third quarter of 2007.
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(Jordan/Middle East) Equipped with the latest world class technology, Nuqul Group's Al Snobar Paper Mill recently began its production to meet the market needs of the paper industry. The factory is the largest in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with the total investment of $100m.
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(China/Japan) Japan's Oji Paper has set up a joint-venture paper mill in Nantong City of China's Jiangsu Province with an investment of US$2.7 billion.
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